Posted by: Jonjon | February 9, 2009

Asian – Fried Twisted Dough Sticks 9.5/10

Asian – Fried Twisted Dough Sticks 9.5/10

February 9 2009


* 250 g All-purpose flour 62.5g
* ½ tbsp Baking powder 1/8 teaspoon
* ½ tsp Baking soda 1/8 teaspoon
* 100-110 ml Warm water 25ml
* 5 g Salt 1.25
* 1 pc Egg, big (or 2 small ones) 14g
* ½ tbsp Salad oil 1/8 teaspoon
* Frying oil

Method / 做法:

1. Whisk together the sifted flour, baking powder and baking soda. Warm water and salt combined in another clean mixing bowl. Crack open the egg and add into the water together with vegetable oil. Whisk to blend. Sift the flour mixture in and mix to form a dough ball.
2. Oil the hands and take out the dough to place on a greased work surface. Press and pull the dough into a rectangular shape. Fold the rectangle into two or three. Repeat 2-3 times. Let the dough rest in a clean bowl and cover with a damp towel for about 6 hours. You’ll have a dough that is very soft and smooth to the touch.
3. Place the dough on a greased work surface and roll out to a 10-cm wide and 1-cm thick strip. Cover it with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.
4. Heat a wok or a frying pan filled with enough oil to 180C/350F. Cut the long strip into 1-inch wide sections. Place two pieces together and use a floured chopstick to press down lengthwise in the middle, so that they stay and stick together. Gently lift them with both ends, and low them to hot oil. Fry and turn the dough sticks until golden brown. Drain and cool slightly. Better served with soya drink or congee.

Wow…this worked. At first when I rolled the dough to about 1cm, or 0.8cm thin, I wasn’t expecting failure as I would have never guessed that it would puff up to 4 times it’s size in the oil. I forgot what these things looked like in the asian market, so I wasn’t sure how to twist them. But make sure that once they are in the oil, you have to twist them quick otherwise they will become solid. It’s best to use hot oil. Took me about 20 seconds to get them done, actually a bit less if I had not started at 140 degrees. Hmm Amazing, they taste better than the ones sold in asian markets, hmmm.


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